Your voice and your story matter.

MREA partners with teachers, students, school administrators, school board members and other education leaders to advocate for Greater Minnesota students. Here are tools to help you prepare to testify and be the voice.

Exit Ramp to Testify Table

See what to expect.

In this video, we take you from the exit ramp to the testifying table at the Minnesota State Capitol Complex so you can prepare.

Key Takeaways

  • Most testifying happens outside of the State Capitol.
  • Find your destination and parking on the map.
  • Give yourself enough time to travel, park, walk and get settled.
  • Wear comfortable shoes.

View FAQ from the State Legislature.

How to Testify 

Share your story.

In this video, we share what you need to know when creating your remarks to testify at the Capitol on an education issue that matters to you.

Key Takeaways

  • Start by introducing yourself, including your name, role and organization.
  • Write out your testimony ahead of time.
  • Keep your comments short (“2-minute drill”).
  • Focus on one key message you want to leave legislators with.
  • Share your story on the specific impacts of the legislation.

Minnesota Capitol Complex

Parking Information

Keep in mind that parking is very limited during the legislative session.
View directions and parking page of the Minnesota State Capitol website.
View accessibility page for links to accessible parking information and maps.

State Office Building (SOB)

100 Rev Dr Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard
St Paul, MN 55155

Minnesota Senate Building

95 University Avenue W
St Paul, MN 55155

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